the new LANSpool Si which supports Hewlett-Packard Co’s 17-page-per-minute LaserJet IIIsi printer – this is licensed at UKP400 per printer. The LANSpace RAM extender for Novell Networks costs UKP425 per server – it saves up to 56Kb RAM by loading the NetWare shell program into an extended memory-saving 35Kb of RAM, and by enabling users […]
the new LANSpool Si which supports Hewlett-Packard Co’s 17-page-per-minute LaserJet IIIsi printer – this is licensed at UKP400 per printer. The LANSpace RAM extender for Novell Networks costs UKP425 per server – it saves up to 56Kb RAM by loading the NetWare shell program into an extended memory-saving 35Kb of RAM, and by enabling users to unload NetBIOS when it is not required – reloading is achieved without having to re-boot. The LANShell configurative menu-system takes 9Kb RAM and also costs UKP425 per server. The LANSelect memory-resident menu-system, retailing again for UKP425, uses up 4Kb RAM and works with any third-party software. LANSight, a remote control program for 80286 and 80386 network workstations, uses 4Kb memory, enabling network administrators to access the screen and keyboard of any personal computer on a network through their own workstation. LANSchool is an electronic blackboard for teaching users how to work with new software products on a local area network – IBM has badged this product for the educational market. The last product in the range, ReferencePoint, is a powerful network document management system targeted at solicitors and bankers. The network enhancement software products are available through a network of value-added resellers in Europe. These are supported by Intel’s networking base in Swindon, Wiltshire. Intel has recently undergone some reorganisation and is now split into three clear divisions. The Intel Products Group, which now includes LANSystems’ Network Products Division, is split again into two sections – one which deals in OEM products, mainly personal computer boards; and the other which focuses on Intel-branded products for resellers, notably local network enhancement products. Before acquiring the LANSystems products, Intel’s line was made up of NetPort, a set of facsimile cards, and a range of modems. For release in the next six months, Intel’s networking division is working on a range of network protocol analysis and troubleshooting tools. And Intel will integrate much of the existing software with its own hardware in the next six to eight months – details to be released soon.